Sunday, August 31, 2014

Pacific Hello

Hi there!  Today I have a card that combines two challenges - the sketch challenge at Pals Paper Arts and the color challenge at colourQ challenge.

I love the colors in the cQ challenge but wasn't sure if I could make them work because I thought I wanted to make a fall scene with leaves changing color, etc.  When I saw the Pals sketch, I went about trying to create various patterns and incorporate all the colors but it just didn't come together for me.  Then I decided I needed to use a different tact, just keeping an open mind as I flipped through my stamp sets.  In the end, I went a totally different direction, making a shabby/vintage/distress style card, using the stamp set Apothecary Art, one that has been long neglected.

I started with a lovely piece of the retired Comfort Cafe in Cajun Craze, which was then topped with a piece of Pacific Point embossed with the Woodgrain embossing folder.   Incorporating the Old Olive beyond coloring the leaves was a bit of a head scratcher until I settled upon the scallop oval beneath the sentiment.  A blender pen inked with Pumpkin Pie added color to the flowers stamped on the Apothecary Art label.

Scraps of ribbon and a half doily left over from another project were all pulled together on the card.  Then I realized I needed something to represent the circle at the bottom right of the sketch, so I added a Naturals Designer button with a bit of Linen Thread.

I'm happy with the way this turned out and have someone in mind to send it to.  It was a lesson to myself not to quit when what I planned does not initially come together, but instead be patient and let other ideas rise to the surface.

Thanks for your visit and I'd love to hear from you if you have minute to leave a comment!



Product details:
Stamps:  Four You, Apothecary Art
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Cajun Craze, Pacific Point, Old Olive, Comfort Cafe dsp
Ink:  Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Pacific Point, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso Craft
Other:  Paper Doily, Burlap Ribbon, Chantilly Crochet Trim, Pumpkin Pie Cotton Ribbon, Linen Thread, Naturals Designer button, Cutter Kit, Labels Collection framelit, Scallop Oval and Large Oval punches


Mike said...

Wow Stephen! What an amazing color palette! It's so rich with color! Love all your layers too! Thanks for playing with the Pals Paper Arts Challenge!

Amy White said...

Such a gorgeous card Stef! Love all the details you've included with the burlap/ribbon/twine as well as button and lace - just fabulous! Thanks for playing along with us at the ColourQ this week!

Peggy Noe said...

Stef, this is such a beautiful card! Great combination of textures and colors. Thanks so much for joining us for this week's Pals Paper Arts Challenge!